• A bit of tension surfaces among Colorado Springs mayoral candidates

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Four mayoral candidates reiterated the same views they've been expressing for weeks during a Thursday night discussion, but a few candid comments enlivened the conversation, sponsored by The Gazette, KKTV and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Amy Lathen, Mary Lou...

  • Sparks fly as Colorado Springs council candidates converse

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Strong opinions and even some snarkiness erupted among City Council wannabes Thursday night in an event sponsored by the Gazette and KKTV and held at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. "This is coal country," at-large candidate Al Loma declared about the fate of the...

  • Colorado cracking down on texting and driving

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado state troopers are cracking down on texting and driving this weekend. Extra patrols are planned at several locations around the state to watch for drivers distracted by texting. The campaign also includes highway signs telling drivers to "Get your head out of your...

  • Fountain gets new police chief as its former top cop moves to Sheriff's Office

    By Jakob Rodgers and ryan maye handy The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    A one-time candidate to replace former El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa has joined the agency as its second undersheriff. Fountain Police Chief Todd Evans started work on a part-time basis this week, said new El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder. The move marks a return to Evans'...

  • One big difference in Colorado Springs District 2 race: The money

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Once the shock wore off after Colorado Springs Councilman Joel Miller resigned his seat in District 2, a couple of politically active residents found the news to be a certain calling. Larry Bagley and Kanda Calef launched campaigns to become the new District 2 council member. Bagley,...

  • Sunshine Week: Gazette's use of records aids in keeping public informed

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Gazette reporters routinely use public records in the course of their reporting. Here is a sampling of recent stories in which access to public records played a role in the story - or was the story itself. See this story at gazette.com for links to the original stories. - Headline:...

  • Thursday's Gazette, KKTV mayoral debate will include council candidates' forum

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    The first wave of ballots for the April 7 city election have been mailed, but voters may want to tune into one last candidates' forum Thursday before casting their votes. The Gazette, KKTV and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are hosting a Thursday virtual City Council...

  • Democrats reintroduce 'Frack Pack' oil and gas regulations

    The Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A group of bills called the "Frack Pack" announced Thursday by four Democratic congressmen would impose more stringent federal environmental regulations on a domestic petroleum industry lately suffering from its own success amid a persistent downturn in oil prices....

  • Gov. Hickenlooper media adviser suspected of DUI in Denver

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Gov. Hickenlooper media adviser suspected of DUI in Denver  DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper's top media adviser has been arrested for suspicion of driving drunk, according to Denver Police. KMGH-TV reported Thursday (http://goo.gl/UDZrPu ) that an officer's police report...

  • Colorado lawmaker pitching minimum wage hike

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    DENVER — A Colorado Democrat is introducing legislation asking voters to increase the state's minimum wage from $8.23 an hour to $12.50. The proposal needs two thirds of the Colorado Legislature to approve sending it to the ballot. Rep. Dominick Moreno of Commerce City says he knows...

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